Online Global Week in Review 3 December 2010 from IP Think Tank

Here is Think IP Strategy’s weekly selection of top Online intellectual property news breaking in the blogosphere and internet.

Highlights this week included:

US Government seizes 82 websites: A glimpse at the draconian future of copyright enforcement? (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (IP Osgoode) (1709 Blog) (IP Watch) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)

Swedish Appeal Court: Pirate Bay admins still guilty, now with higher fines (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak) (IPKat) (The Domains)

US Supreme Court to decide standard for proving invalidity of a patent: i4i Ltd v Microsoft  (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (IPBiz) (Patently-O) (Patents Post Grant Blog)

Please join the discussion by adding your comments on any of these stories, and please do let us know if you think we’ve missed something important, or if there is a source you think should be monitored.

Global

Global – Copyright

Secrets of the ‘New Music Industry’ that the ‘Old Music Industry’ doesn’t want to know (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

The Internet, it’s a copyright feature, not a bug (1709 Blog)

Google to negotiate digital rights for Miramax Film archives (IP Osgoode)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

Fed up with ICANN, Pirate Bay cofounder floats P2P DNS system (ArsTechnica)

Global pool of IPv4 addresses set to run dry in weeks (ArsTechnica)

Global – Patents

Smart patents at war (ipeg)

Canada

Some common sense at Bill C-32 committee hearings (Excess Copyright)

Don’t touch my digital junk: TPMs & Bill C-32 – Geist v. Ficsor (Excess Copyright) (Excess Copyright)

C-32 Legislative Committee, Day 1 and 2; and Michael Geist appearance (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist)

Bill C-32 Legislative Committee formed (Michael Geist)

Music Publisher Ole Criticizes C-32 (Michael Geist)

Quebec artists travel to Ottawa to protest C-32 (Michael Geist)

Q. Do digital locks trump educational fair dealing? A. Yes (Michael Geist)

Liberals preparing C-32 amendments on digital locks & fair dealing (Michael Geist)

UBC launches license database as Access Copyright Agreement nears expiry (Michael Geist)

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore on how copyright can treat consumers unfairly (Michael Geist)

Quebec National Assembly passes motion criticizing C-32 (Michael Geist)

Separating copyright facts from fiction ahead of legislative hearings (Michael Geist)

China

Microsoft win in China over pirated software (IPKat)

Germany

District Court Hamburg hits RapidShare with 150,000 Euro copyright infringement fine (TorrentFreak)

Spain

Spanish Patents and Trade Marks Office goes ‘YouTube’ (Class 46)

Sweden

Swedish Appeal Court: Pirate Bay admins still guilty, now with higher fines (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak) (IPKat) (The Domains)

Administrative Court of Appeal: The goods are fake, but the tax is real (IP finance)

United Kingdom

EWHC (Ch): How originality is reinventing itself: NLA v Meltwater and PRCA (1709 Blog)

SAS: ‘And another question…’: SAS v World Programming (1709 Blog)

The British Library releases 3 million bibliographic records into the public domain using CC0 (Creative Commons)

After police raid, Mulve file-sharing app operator cleared of wrong doing (TorrentFreak)

United States

US General

Intellectual Property appears to figure prominently in Wikileaks Cablegate (Michael Geist)

US General – Lawsuits and strategic steps

App trade-secrets case settles – Zynga v Playdom (IPblog)

US Patents – Decisions

CAFC: Foreign parties and personal jurisdiction: Nuance Communications v. Abbyy Software (Patently-O)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – ALJ Charneski Denies repondents’ motion to compel in Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710) (ITC Law Blog)

Apple – Apple gathering patent attorneys for future litigation (IPBiz)

Apple – Apple’s U.S. patent 7,843,449: Three-dimensional display system (IPBiz)

Microsoft – Supreme Court to decide standard for proving invalidity of a patent: i4i Ltd v Microsoft  (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (IPBiz) (Patently-O) (Patents Post Grant Blog)

Microsoft – Supreme Court to hear Microsoft invalidity challenge; plus more on Novell patent purchase (IAM)

Nokia – ALJ Gildea denies motion for partial determination in Inv. No. 337-TA-701 (ITC 337 Update)

US Copyright

US Government seizes 82 websites: A glimpse at the draconian future of copyright enforcement? (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (IP Osgoode) (1709 Blog) (IP Watch) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)

BitTorrent based DNS to counter US domain seizures (TorrentFreak)

Why hasn’t the Government seized the domain name WikiLeaks.Org? (The Domains)

Copyright policy should encourage innovation, Public Knowledge, Electronic Frontier Foundation and New America Foundation tell Commerce Dept (Public Knowledge)

Copyright 2.0 show, episode 176 – Jury finds SAP liable for $1.3 billion in damages in Oracle lawsuit; COICA gets blocked (PlagiarismToday)

US Copyright – Decisions

Oracle wins $1.3 billion in largest copyright infringement jury award (IPKat)

District Court Oregon: Negligence claim against RIAA fails because there was no physical injury: Andersen v. Atlantic Recording Corp. (Internet Cases)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Crippen, Matthew – Judge in Xbox modding trial berates prosecution, halts trial (ArsTechnica) (WIRED)

Harper, Whitney – Supreme Court refuses innocent infringement P2P case (ArsTechnica)

Mick Haig Productions – EFF asks Judges to protect identities in porn-downloading lawsuits – Mick Haig Productions v Does 1-670 and Third World Media v Does 1-1243 (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Twentieth Century Fox – ‘Struggling’ screenwriter sued by Twentieth Century Fox for $12 million in response to online library of Hollywood movie scripts (TorrentFreak)

US Copyright Group – P2P settlement lawyers lied, committed fraud says new lawsuit (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

Supreme Court shoots down Tiffany appeal in eBay trademark case: Tiffany & Co v. eBay (ArsTechnica) (The Domains)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Facebook – Saving FACE – a step closer to trade mark registration for Facebook (IP Whiteboard)

Google – A little help from their friends: Rosetta Stone has allies in Google AdWords dispute (IP Whiteboard)

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